Service Learning has been identified as a high-impact educational practice (HIP) by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). We are here to support the integration of this pedagogy into your courses, by offering:
- Consultation: with individual faculty members interested in developing, redesigning or strengthening service-learning courses.
- Community Partner Matching and Orientation: we can connect you with potential service-learning partners who have volunteer or research needs that align with your course learning goals. For partners who are just forming this type of relationship with USM, we offer an orientation to this form of teaching and learning.
- Foundations for Communication: We can support you in maintaining strong community partner communications and feedback loops when your time is limited during course delivery.
- Reflection Resources to be sure your students have the opportunity to reflect and connect their community engaged learning experiences not only to course learning goals, but to the larger context of these community partnerships and issues.
- Tracking Service Experiences: the ability to track student service hours and feedback through our online reporting system.
- Service-Learning Library
- Community Partner Directory
- Designing and Delivering a Service-Learning Course
Faculty members talk about their experiences teaching service-learning courses: